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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To provide ground rules, timelines, and processes for funding applications during a fiscal year.
Each fiscal year, NIAID determines its funding policies relative to its financial management plan at Paylines and Funding. The Financial Management Plan, which evolves during the fiscal year, specifies:
NIAID bases funding levels and number of grant awards on our budget allocation from Congress and costs of new and continuing awards. NIAID also has to balance grant numbers with numbers of new awards and its ability to pay continuing awards. See the Grant Duration Policy SOP. The Institute includes its advisory Council in budgetary planning.
For more information, read the How NIAID Makes Funding Decisions in the Strategy for NIH Funding and Strategy for Funding Decisions in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
To help ensure the timely funding of grants and contracts, representatives from the NIAID Funding Implementation Group (FIG) resolve operational matters that may result in any delays. FIG members include staff from the Office of the Director, Budget and Financial Management Branch (BFMB), Division of Extramural Activities, and program divisions.
Each division is responsible for monitoring the level of funds it spends, so it has enough money to fund awards thoughout the fiscal year.
For more detail than described below, see the following SOPs:
The bullets below summarize policies and staff roles for different grant and application types.
Program officers must justify why a grant within the scores outlined in the Council guidelines is skipped. Program officers can't recommend funding an R56-Bridge award that exceeds any caps for renewal applications that are in the financial management plan for that fiscal year. See the NIAID R56-Bridge Award SOP.
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Administrative Supplements to Grants and Cooperative Agreement SOP
Applying for a Revision to a Grant Award SOP
Financial Management Plan SOP
Grants Negotiation SOP
Grants Timeline for Fiscal Year
Modular Grants SOP
NIAID Planning and Reporting System (NPARS)
NIAID Planning and Reporting System (NPARS) SOP
Program Announcements (PA) SOP
Renewal Funding SOP
Requests for Applications (RFA) SOP
Last Updated March 30, 2015
Last Reviewed March 30, 2015